The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Rochester is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star and delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Building on the thesis of Douglass' speech, this panel will explore how Douglass, David Walker, and other nineteenth-century Africana abolitionists challenged slavery by revealing the paradox of the Enlightenment's rights of man doctrine: freedom was conceptualized as Africans were enslaved and colonized throughout the Diaspora.
Please submit a 200-word abstract (NO ATTACHMENTS) to James Corkern by August 20, 2011, for the opportunity to present at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference as a presenter for the Irish Studies Panel.
2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy
March 2-3, 2012
St. Louis University Campus
St. Louis, MO USA
"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." – Aristotle
What is this entity which we call democracy? Scholars and paupers alike have debated the multi-faceted dream of true democracy; but does democracy, in its defined form, truly exist?
This project launch aims to take an inter- and multi-disciplinary look at the form of political system known as democracy. We invite all to participate in this debate and subsequent publishing project that is intended to shape and mold the future of democracy.
2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Eroticism and Sexuality
March 16-17, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA
"Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other". - Milan Kundera
In this launch conference on the study of eroticism and sexuality, the goal is to take an in depth look at eroticism and sexuality from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:
2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy
March 9-10, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA
"I think in pictures…" – Temple Grandin
"Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media." - The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group
This research and study launch aims to take an in depth look at visual literacy from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:
The Medieval Club of New York is sponsoring two sessions for the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, 2012 (May 10-13) on the subject of Medieval New York.
Call for Papers
You are invited to submit your research paper for the possible inclusion in the first issue of Modern
Journal of Language Teaching Methods (MJLTM) to be published on September 2011. MJLTM is a
peer-reviewed international scientific journal published bimonthly, focusing on theories, methods, and ma-
terials in language teaching, study and research.
MJLTM invites original, previously unpublished, research and survey articles, plus research-in-progress
reports and short research notes, on both practical and theoretical aspects of language teaching, learning,
and research. These areas include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2012:
A CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT
CALL FOR PAPERS (PCA: BOSTON, MA 4/11-14/12)
SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE COMICS & COMIC ART AREA
ORGANIZED BY MICHAEL A. TORREGROSSA AND JASON TONDRO
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZERS BY 1 DECEMBER 2011
The history of modern sport is intimately linked to the rise of the modern nation-state and its cultures of self-representation. Indeed, though games have existed as long as human beings have inhabited the earth, organized sport in the contemporary sense is thought to be a distinctive product of modernity. Enshrined in the curriculum of the Victorian public school and viewed as a means of training imperial administrators, sport also entered the public sphere as a spectacle for mass audiences, leading to a regulation of its practices and the foundation of sports bodies.
From documentary films like Gasland, to B movies like Street Trash, to art films like Safe, visual depictions of trash, dirt, filth, pollution, and uncleanliness have provoked powerful, even visceral, reactions. The boundaries between the clean and dirty, contaminated and pure, worthless and worthwhile often shift to align with cultural attitudes toward marginalized groups in a society. This panel seeks proposals on any aspect of contamination, garbage, or uncleanliness in film, television, or video games. Possible subjects for analysis include:
Call for Book Reviews: Claremont Journal of Religion is issuing a call for reviews for its upcoming Inaugural Issue set to come out January 2012. We invite reviews of books related to any of these topics:
Theories of Religion
Religion and Society
Religion, the Public Sphere, and American Politics
Deadline for submission is November 1, 2011. Please see "submission" page for requirements, formatting, and general submission information. Email submissions to Kile Jones, Editor-in-chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.
November 5, 2011, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX
CFP Deadline July 31st 2011
Transitions 2 is a one-day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than be restricted itself to a specific theme, the aim of the symposium is to highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodologies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.
Peace in Late Medieval London
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012
Session Organizer: The London Medieval Society (Contact person: Rob Ellis, Queen Mary, University of London).
The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia) will conduct a web-conference on «Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation». All professors, PhD students and qualified scholars in Classical Studies are invited to participate in the conference. This forum-like discussion of presented papers will be held on the centre's website. Besides the discussion of papers on the main topic, it is planning to conduct virtual round work tables (with subsequent publication of the texts) on the problems: